The administration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is dropping plans to cap the number of new drivers added by Uber and similar services — at least for now.
De Blasio’s team previously proposed limiting transportation companies to growth of 1 percent of their driver pool (in Uber’s case, that amounts to around 200 new drivers) over the next year, while the government studied the impact these services have on traffic congestion.
Under the new agreement, the study will last for four months, and it won’t come with a driver cap. (Of course that doesn’t rule out the possibility of a cap in the future.) The deal was first reported in The New York Times.
In a statement, First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris outlined the agreement:
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